A basket of fragments, gathered from the field of nature [ed. by E.A. Maddock].

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1837

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Page 82 - But one of mighty size, and strange, That, rough or smooth, is full of change, And stirring in its bed. For to this lake, by night and day, The great sea- water finds its way Through long, long windings of the hills And drinks up all the pretty rills And rivers large and strong...
Page 169 - And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Page 83 - ... full of change, And stirring in its bed. For to this lake, by night and day The great Sea-water finds its way Through long, long windings of the hills And drinks up all the pretty rills And rivers large and strong : Then hurries back the road it came — Returns, on errand still the same ; This did it when the earth was new ; And this for evermore will do, As long as earth shall last. And, with the coming of the tide, Come boats and ships that safely ride Between the woods and lofty rocks ; And...
Page 205 - FAR from the world, O Lord, I flee, From strife and tumult far ; From scenes where Satan wages still His most successful war. 2 The calm retreat, the silent shade, With prayer and praise agree ; And seem by thy sweet bounty made For those who follow Thee. 3 There, if thy Spirit touch the soul, And grace her mean abode, O, with what peace, and joy, and love, She communes with her God ! 4 There like the nightingale she pours Her solitary lays ; Nor asks a witness of her song, Nor thirsts for human...
Page 143 - The shades of night were scarcely fled ; The air was mild, the winds were still ; And slow the slanting sunbeams spread, O'er wood and lawn, o'er heath and hill. From fleecy clouds of pearly hue, Had dropt a short but balmy shower, That hung like gems of morning dew On every tree, and every flower.
Page 86 - Shell like this An English Boy, O thought of bliss! Had stoutly launched from shore : Launched from the margin of a bay Among the Indian Isles, where lay His Father's ship, and had sailed far, To join that gallant ship of war, In his delightful Shell. Our Highland boy oft visited The house which held this prize; and, led By choice or chance, did thither come One day when no one was at home, And found the door unbarred.
Page 201 - Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.
Page 136 - The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
Page 208 - ... Welcome to this reviving breast, And these rejoicing eyes ! 2 The King himself comes near, And feasts his saints to-day ; Here we may sit, and see him here, And love, and praise, and pray. 3 One day, amidst the place Where my dear God hath been, Is sweeter than ten thousand days Of pleasurable sin.
Page 205 - tis thy light alone Can shine upon the heart C. HYMN XLV. Retirement. 1 FAR from the world, O Lord, I flee, From strife and tumult far ; From scenes where Satan wages still His most successful war. 2 The calm retreat, the silent shade, With prayer and praise agree, And seem by thy sweet bounty made, For those who follow thee.

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